This is a sweet citrusy little cookie bar to go very nicely with your tropical fruit platter, margarita or whatever you may have beside you when lounging pool or lakeside on a hot day. The top of the cookie becomes crunchy and slightly caramelized, and the graham cracker crust gives it a bit of a cheesecake vibe.
Key lime bars
A sweet cookie bar with subtle key lime flavor, a crunchy top and graham cracker crust.
Preheat oven to 350. Line an 8" x 8" square pan with parchment paper and lightly grease.
Mix crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and melted butter in large bowl, until crumbs are all coated with butter. Press firmly into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
Meanwhile, prepare the filling. Whisk the eggs with the remaining sugar. Add juices and zest. Stir in flour and salt.
Pour lime filling over the crust and return pan to oven. Bake for 25 minutes more, until top is slightly browned. Bars will still be soft, but will harden as they cool. Cool in pan. Store in refrigerator. These are easier to cut when cold.